Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Greece?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Greece are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Greece?

For up to date information around safety and security in Greece read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Greece.

Best time to visit Greece?

Best Time to Travel to Greece: Late April to Early November. Best Time to Visit Greece for Good Weather: May to October has lots of sunny weather. July and August are the hottest months. Best Time to Visit Greece for Honeymoon: June and September.Best Time for Saving Money: March, April, May, October, and November have reduced hotel prices.

Do I need a visa to enter Greece?

If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don't need a visa to enter Greece.

What currency do i need in Greece?

The official currency of Greece is the Euro.

While visiting Greece

What wild animals live in Greece?

Larger, carnivorous mammals found in Greece include the European wildcat, the Balkan lynx, the red fox, the golden jackal, the grey wolf, the Eurasian brown bear, the American mink, the least weasel, the European polecat, the marbled polecat, the beech marten, the European pine marten, the European badger, the Eurasian otter and about twenty species of bat. The island of Gyaros is the breeding area for the largest population of the endangered Mediterranean monk seal, and about fifteen species of whales, dolphins and porpoises are reported in Greek waters.

What is the traditional food in Greece?

In Greece, the national dishes are gyro, moussaka, souvlaki, magiritsa, kokoretsi and fasolada. ... Moussaka – A layered dish made of sautéed eggplant, minced meat, and is topped with a Béchamel sauce.

What Languages are spoken in Greece?

The vast majority of the 10.7m population of Greece speak Greek, which is the country's official language. The other languages spoken there are Macedonian (called "Slav-Macedonian" in Greece), Albanian, spoken in the centre and the south, Turkish, spoken by Muslim communities around the Aegean, Arumanian and Bulgarian.

How much do you tip in Greece?

The currency in Greece is the Euro. A gratuity of between 5% and 10% is a good guide. Leave it on the table with the bill, give it to the waiter directly, or tell the waiter you don't want change. In some restaurants, the owner does not allow their staff to keep the tips.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Greece?

Local Greece travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Greece Numbers?

  • Police: 100
  • Ambulance: 166
  • Fire: 199
  • Embassy: +30 21 0727 2600

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Greece?

    The time difference is 2 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Greece?

    Greece Guidebook

    Best Greece guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Greece with this Greece Guidebook .